Come What May, Meet the Cast of MOULIN ROUGE!- Now in Previews!
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28, 2019 ahead of a July 25 opening night.
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The MusicalBaz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and - above all - LOVE, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind. How wonderful life is...at the Moulin Rouge.
Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
Karen Olivo (Satine): Broadway: West Side Story (Tony Award winner), In the Heights, Rent and Brooklyn. Off-Broadway: Tick, Tick...Boom!; Murder Ballad; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; and The Miracle Brothers. Regional: Hamilton (Chicago). TV: "Harry's Law" (series regular), "The Good Wife" (recurring), "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Conviction." Film: Generation Um, Adrift in Manhattan, The New Twenty. Karen released her first solo album, Leave, in 2017.
Aaron Tveit (Christian): Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Wicked, Hairspray. Stage: Assassins (West End), Rent (Hollywood Bowl). TV: "Graceland" (USA), "BrainDead" (CBS), "Grease Live!" (FOX), "The Code," "The Good Fight," "Gossip Girl." Film: Enjolras in the Oscar-winning Les Misérables, Out of Blue (TIFF), Created Equal, Undrafted, Better Off Single, Big Sky, Howl, and others. Concerts: NYC: Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, LCT American Songbook. Tours: Paramount N.Y., House of Blues, Boston, San Diego; The Belasco: L.A.; Barns at Wolf Trap: DC; The Vets: RI, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Philly. Recordings: Live Album: "The Radio in My Head."
Danny Burstein (Harold Zidler): Eighteen Broadway shows including My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific, TheDrowsy Chaperone, Saint Joan, The Seagull, Titanic and Company. Off-Broadway includes Describe the Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Talley's Folly, Mrs. Farnsworth, Psych, All in the Timing, Merrily We Roll Along. Film/TV includes Indignation, The Family Fang, Transamerica, Affluenza, Nor'easter, The Sounding, "Madam Secretary," "Fosse/Verdon," "Boardwalk Empire," "Louie," "Absolutely Fabulous," "Law & Order," "The Good Wife," "The Blacklist," "Elementary." Metropolitan Opera: Die Fledermaus. He's received two Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, six Tony Award nominations and two Grammy Award nominations.
Sahr Ngaujah (Toulouse-Lautrec): Sahr Ngaujah created the title role in FELA! earning him Obie and Theater World awards, as well as Tony, Olivier, Grammy nominations. Off-Broadway: Boesman/Lena (Lortel nom.), Mlima's Tale (Drama League nom.), Master Harold...and the Boys, Signature Plays and The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek. Select TV/film: Patti Cake$, "High Maintenance," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Wife," "Last Resort," Freeheld, "Luke Cage," "Overwatch," DOOMFIST.
Tam Mutu (The Duke): New York: Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers (Encores!); Doctor Zhivago (Broadway). Boston: Moulin Rouge! The Musical. U.K.: City of Angels (Donmar); Les Misérables (West End); The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Love's Labour's Lost (NT); Romeo and Juliet and King Lear (RSC). Seattle: The Secret Garden (5th Avenue Theatre). Toronto: Chess (Princess of Wales). TV: "Medici," "Sherlock," "BlueBloods." Film: Mary Poppins Returns.
Ricky Rojas (Santiago): Chilean Born, Australian Raised. Works include Broadway: Burn the Floor (Longacre), Moulin Rouge! The Musical(Colonial), Sister Act The Musical, Tonight's the Night: Rod Stewart Musical, Grease, Burn the Floor (Shaftesbury), Flashdance The Musical, The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi), Fame: The Musical (Aldwych), The Buddy Holly Story (Novello).
Robyn Hurder (Nini): Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie), Grease (Marty), Chicago (Roxie u/s), The Wedding Singer (Holly u/s),Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Violet). NYCC/Encores!: A Chorus Line (Cassie), The New Yorkers (Lola), Paint Your Wagon (Cherry). Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Starlight Express (Pearl). Regional: Crazy for You (Polly); STC & 5th Ave: Kiss Me, Kate (Lois) *Helen Hayes & *Emery Battis Award recipient, *Gregory Award nominee.
Jacqueline B. Arnold (La Chocolat/Ensemble): Jacqueline B. Arnold is honored to be a part of this innovative and iconic production. Broadway: Priscilla Queen of the Desert. National tours: Bette Midler Harlette, We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Rent. "Endless gratitude to my foreverpartner Shannon, for your undying love and encouragement."
Holly James (Arabia/Ensemble): Broadway: American Psycho. Chicago: Hamilton. West End: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; The Bodyguard; Kiss Me, Kate; Hairspray; Hair; Shoes; Porgy and Bess; Peter Pan; Wonderland; Cats; Fame; Starlight Express; The Genius of Ray Charles; Sleeping Beauty; Kirov Ballet. Training: Urdang Academy, London.
Jeigh Madjus (Babydoll/Ensemble): Broadway debut! Jeigh has worked internationally as a waiter, construction worker, ayurvedic spa receptionist, and performer. Here Lies Love (The Public/SRT), La Cage aux Folles (1st national). Film: Servitude. "Thanks to Alex, Justin, Sonya, John, and my family."
Ashley Loren (Standby For Satine): Credits include Sweet Charity, BAZ: Star Crossed Love, film Be The Light, NBC's "This Is Us," Green Day's American Idiot, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde. Tours with Carly Rae Jepsen, Melissa Etheridge, Iggy Azalea, Bono/U2, Yoko Ono & more.
Amber Ardolino (Ensemble): Recently seen in Head Over Heels (u/s Mopsa) and Hamilton(u/s Peggy). Credits include, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Serena in Legally Blonde. National tours: Flashdance, West Side Story. TV: "Fosse/Verdon" FX, "The Glee Project."
Olutayo Bosede (Ensemble): Singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, recording artist. Credits: "I'm on the Pill" campaign, Rihanna, FKA twigs, Kendrick Lamar, Madonna, West Side Story (Carnegie Hall), "The Wiz Live!" (NBC).
Kyle Brown (Ensemble): Broadway: Anastasia (OBC, Prince Siegfried, u/s Dmitry), An American in Paris (u/s Henri Baurel), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (OBC, u/s Frank), Legally Blonde (Carlos, u/s Kyle/Dewey). National tours: Wicked (u/s Fiyero), Legally Blonde. Paper Mill: A Chorus Line (Greg).
Sam J. Cahn (Ensemble): Broadway: Wicked (Chistery), Memphis, Rocky (Rocky Marciano), Aladdin. 1st national tour: On Your Feet. Vegas: Celine Dion's "A New Day." TV: Kennedy Center Honors (Gloria Estefan), World Music Awards (Celine Dion), "America's Got Talent." Film: A Christmas Carol, Isn't It Romantic.
Max Clayton (Ensemble): Broadway: Pretty Woman; Hello, Dolly!; Bandstand (Chita Rivera nom.); Something Rotten!; On the Town; Gigi. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes nom.), Pittsburgh CLO, The Muny, NSMT and the Palace Theatre. B.F.A., CCM. "For my incredible family!"
Karli Dinardo (Dance Captain, Swing): Broadway debut! Recently seen as Anita in West Side Storywith Opera Australia. Tours: Original Co. 1st National of Hamilton (us Peggy/Maria), Flashdance (Alex). Off-Broadway: Revolution. Immense gratitude to my family, friends, CESD, and the incredible creative and casting team.
Aaron C. Finley (Ensemble): Aaron C. Finley is thrilled to be back at the Al Hirschfeld after previously starring as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots! Other credits: Broadway: Rock of Ages and It Shoulda Been You. Select regional: Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Evita. Love to Ab, Mac and Ty.
Paloma Garcia-Lee (Ensemble): Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; On the Town; Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Phantom of the Opera. TV: "Fosse/Verdon." Infinite love to my MR family. For Paul and Mikey.
Bahiyah Hibah (Ensemble): Broadway: The Color Purple, Pal Joey, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Evita, Chicago, After Midnight. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love, Encores! Cabin in the Sky, Film: The Eyes, Early Mourning, Auggie, Barely Adults. TV: "Luke Cage," "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," "Fosse/Verdon," "The Affair."
Ericka Hunter (Ensemble): Broadway: American Psycho, Rock of Ages, Miss Saigon, 42nd Street, Doctor Zhivago, Flower Drum Song. Other credits: Chess (Kennedy Center), The Lion King (Toronto), Bandwagon (Encores!), Radio City Rockettes. TV: "Smash," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Modern Love," "Katy Keene."
Evan Kinnane (Swing): Broadway debut! New to NY, he recently graduated from the Boston Conservatory and spent summers at The Muny. Love to Sonya, Alex, and the company for their open arms and guidance, Mom, Dad, Sibs, DGRW, and always, Benny and the Jets!
Reed Luplau (Ensemble): Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet, Fiddler on the Roof, Off-Broadway; Kung Fu. Born in Perth, Australia; graduate of The Australian Ballet School. Film/TV: "Fosse/Verdon," Five Dances, "Mozart in the Jungle." Dance: Lar Lubovitch, Aszure Barton, Stephen Petronio, Sydney Dance, Australian Ballet.
Morgan Marcell (Ensemble): Morgan Marcell is thrilled to be a bad a$$ chick in Moulin Rouge! Director: Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project Documentary, featuring the organization she co-founded. Broadway: OBC Hamilton, OBC Bandstand. Tour: In the Heights. TV/film: "Fosse/Verdon" (also asst. choreo), "Law & Order," "Rent: Live."
Caleb Marshall (Swing): Broadway debut! Crazy life full of beautiful artists and countless opportunities in both the theater and dance worlds. BIG love to mom, dad, Elise, and the many kindred spirits who continue to grow me, better me, and improve my quality of life. Duende!
Brandt Martinez (Ensemble): Aladdin (OBC); Fiddler on the Roof (OBC); Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (OBC). TV: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "The Affair." National tour: Hamilton, Flashdance The Musical.
Jodi McFadden (Ensemble): Broadway: The Band's Visit (Dina standby), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Arachne u/s). Pre-Broadway: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Nini u/s). Off-Broadway: Seeing You (Pearl). Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Favorites: Chicago (Velma), Cabaret, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Dirty Dancing, Academy Award-winning movie: Chicago.
Kaitlin Mesh (Swing): Broadway: West Side Story (u/s Anybodys) Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Film/TV: "Law & Order: SVU," "Homeland," "Power," Ted 2, etc. Much love and gratitude to The Hybrid Agency, Stephen Kopel, Jeff Theiss and my loving family.
Kevyn Morrow (Ensemble): Broadway: Bandstand, The Color Purple, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Dream, Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line. West End: Ragtime. TV: "The Path," "Instinct," "When You See Us," "The Good Wife," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Person of Interest." Film: Fair Market Value, Stayin Alive. Olivier, Helen Hayes, Barrymore NAACP Best Actor nominee.
Fred Odgaard (Assistant Dance Captain, Ensemble): Excited to be a part of Moulin Rouge! Broadway: Finding Neverland and Kinky Boots (Angel). Credits: "A New Day"(Celine Dion), Cirque du Soleil, West Side Story, We Will Rock You.
Dylan Paul (Swing): Broadway: Cabaret. Regional: The Oregon, Illinois and Houston Shakespeare Festivals; American Shakespeare Center; Folger Theatre. Trinidad and Tobago Fulbrighter. M.F.A.: University of Houston, B.F.A.: University of Kansas. UIdaho faculty. Director, Traditional Mas Archive. For LFK.
Khori Michelle Petinaud (Ensemble): "What a dream this show is!" Some favorite credits include Aladdin (OBC), "Rent: Live" (Fox), The Color Purple (national tour). Thanks to the #dreamteam Alex, Sonya and Justin! "Love to my parents, my Waynie, #chosenfamily and LDC Rep! Romans 5:3-4."
Benjamin Rivera (Ensemble): Broadway: Aladdin. TV: "Rent: Live," "The Get Down," "Saturday Night Live," and "Katy Keene." National tours: The Bodyguard, Elf, Dirty Dancing, and Anything Goes. Special shout-out to the love and support from my family and my love, Connor.
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy